April 12, 2010

Quick Note From NAB

I’m attending and speaking at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas this week. More than 85,000 people have registered for the tradeshow.

There’s plenty to interest photographers, especially those photographers who enjoy shooting video on their hybrid DSLRs.

There lots of cool LED lights. I’m particularly impressed with the offerings from LEDZ. The The BRUTE 3 is the latest addition to the LEDZ product line, it is a versatile, lightweight, powerful light that can be used in many different applications.  With a color temp of 5500k and a full range spectrum, unmatched by our competitors, it has a circular beam, and a much longer range than other similar LED lighting solutions.  The BRUTE 3 is more than TWICE as powerful as other mini LED lights.

There tons of new camera supports including cool stuff from Zacuto and Red Rock Micro. Zacuto has a new less-expensive version of the Z-Finder. Red Rock Micro announced a remote follow focus unit that is as cool (from a tech standpoint) as anything else at the show.

Plenty of audio companies are ramping up products aimed at the DSLR/video market. New mics, interfaces and software for audiophiles is being shown off at the show.

There are many conference sessions on DSLR convergence and they are well-attended. If the attitude and response I’ve seen so far is any indication, DSLR video is moving mainstream.

At the end of the conference, I’ll post links to PDF’s of all seven of my presentations at the conference.

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